AuthorBordeleau, David
PositionLegislative Reports

Proceedings of the National Assembly of Quebec


Since November 1, 2021, Marie Montpetit, Member for Maurice-Richard, has been sitting as an Independent Member. On November 13, 2021, Catherine Fournier resigned as Member for Marie-Victorin after becoming Mayor of Longueuil. Consequently, the National Assembly is now composed of 124 Members, including 75 Coalition avenir Quebec Members, 27 Liberal Party Members, 10 Quebec solidaire Members, seven Parti Quebecois Members and five independent Members, one of whom is affiliated with the Parti conservateur du Quebec.

On November 24, 2021, jean Boulet replaced Nadine Girault as Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration. He also retains his position as Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity.

On January 1, 2022, Eric Caire, Member for La Peltrie, became Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology. This new department was created with the passage of Bill 6, An Act to enact the Act respecting the Ministere de la Cybersecurite et du Numerique, and to amend other provisions. Mr. Caire retains his other parliamentary and ministerial duties.

Prorogation and Opening of the Second Session of the 42nd Legislature

On October 13, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., the Lieutenant Governor prorogued the Assembly, ending the First Session of the 42nd Legislature. The Assembly was summoned to start a new session on October 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

The first sitting of the Second Session opened with the Lieutenant Governor's address, followed by the opening speech delivered by Premier Francois Legault. At the end of his speech, the Premier moved, "That the Assembly approve Government's general policy." The next day, debate on the Premier's opening speech and motion began with speeches delivered by the opposition parliamentary groups.

During the first sitting of the new session, the Assembly also passed a motion to keep in effect the special order establishing the changes to the terms and conditions applicable to Assembly sittings during the pandemic, which had been adopted when the session resumed on September 14.

Legislative agenda

In October 2021, before the end of the First Session of the Legislature, the Assembly passed one government bill:

* Bill 100, Tourist Accommodation Act.

From the prorogation to the end of the sessional period on December 10, 2021, the Assembly passed 12 bills, including eight government bills and four private bills: *

* Bill 3, An Act to amend various legislative...

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